Boulevard Steakhouse is a fine-dining establishment which serves succulent steaks — hand-cut and custom-aged — side dishes and seafood. Try dishes such as filet tips and wild mushrooms with a veal demi-glace plus garlic mashed potatoes, or the steak Diane with a mushroom-burgundy sauce and potatoes. Luscious desserts, including fresh baked puff pastry with brandy-caramelized bananas and dulce de leche ice cream, plus an award-winning wine list.
Boulevard Steakhouse, 505 S. Boulevard, Edmond, OK, USA, +1 405 715 2333
Cafe 501 is a cozy eatery specializing in New American cuisine with European flavors. Inspired by their world travels, the owners have a created a menu peppered with recipes and influences from places such as France, Italy and South America. Guests can try tasty choices such as the wild mushroom brick oven pizza topped with roasted garlic cream, fresh arugula, goat cheese and balsamic drizzle and the tequila-lime shrimp and grits with cilantro cream sauce. The cafe also features a bakery where delicious artisan breads plus an array of sweet treats, including cookies and cupcakes, are available.
Cafe 501, 501 S. Boulevard, Edmond, OK, USA, +1 405 359 1501
The Cow Calf-Hay
The Cow Calf-Hay is a quirky cafe, complete with cow statues and cow-inspired walls and upholstery, serving a variety of juicy burgers. Procuring quality ingredients, the culinary team uses fresh (never frozen) Angus beef, which is formed into patties by hand every day. The signature Maui cowi burger topped with teriyaki grilled pineapple, smoked bacon, pepper jack cheese and honey-mustard dressing and the blackjack, which includes a blackened patty with pepper jack cheese, crispy onion rings and spicy mayo are two standout options. A veggie burger and chicken sandwiches are also available.
The Cow Calf-Hay, 3409 Wynn Dr., Edmond, OK, USA, +1 405 509 2333
Haiget’s Restaurant and Catering specializes in savory Ethiopian and Kenyan cuisine. The menu will satisfy a wide range of tastes from carnivorous eaters to vegetarians to vegan diners who are looking for dishes full of exotic notes. Try the spicy Ethiopian specialty known as siga wot, which combines slow cooked beef with berbere (chili powder), onions, ginger, garlic, kibe (clarified butter) and korermia (spice), or the Kenyan beef stew served with chapati (sweet flat bread).
Haiget’s Restaurant, 308 W. Edmond Rd., Edmond, OK, USA, +1 405 509 6441
Humble Pie is a pizzeria serving authentic Chicago-style pizza. For those not interested in deep-dish pie, the friendly eatery also offers New York-style pizza as well. Striving to produce a quality product, the culinary team prepares the toppings and dough freshly each day. The menu is packed full of delicious options: notable pizzas include the spinach and artichoke pizza with the signature red sauce, cheese blend, fresh spinach and artichoke hearts and the chipotle chicken pie with sweet chipotle BBQ sauce, cheese blend and sliced chicken. Pizza lovers can also create their own pie.
Humble Pie, 1319 S. Broadway, Suite 3, Edmond, OK, USA, +1 405 715 1818
Lottinvilles Restaurant and Bar
Lottinvilles Restaurant and Bar is an upscale, modern dining venue offering guests contemporary American cuisine with Southwest flavors. The menu is varied with something for everyone, including those seeking something meat-free or gluten-free. Recommended dishes include wood-grilled 12 oz. sirloin served with two side dishes, and the jalapeño cheddar meatloaf with an ancho chili sauce accompanied by mashed potatoes.
Othello’s is an Italian restaurant located downtown in a historic building — Edmond’s first hospital. A satisfying meal at Othello’s might begin with eggplant fries followed by fettuccini with mushroom sauce, artichoke parmigiana, or linguini with chicken and sun-dried tomatoes. Popular desserts include tiramisu or cannoli.
Othello’s, 1 S. Broadway, Edmond, OK, USA, +1 405 330 9045
Signature Grill is an independently owned eatery showcasing New American cuisine. Try the pan-fried jumbo blue lump crab cake with horseradish Dijon mustard to start, followed by the grilled 8 oz. beef tenderloin with smoked bleu cheese and a Cabernet Sauvignon wine reduction sauce accompanied by scalloped potatoes and grilled broccolini with tomato and olives. There’s also a great selection of wines.
Signature Grill, 1317 E. Danforth Rd., Edmond, OK, USA, +1 405 330 4548
Simply Falafel serves Mediterranean food and offers a menu full of tasty dishes all made with the freshest ingredients available. Notable dishes include falafel patties served with cucumber yogurt sauce and hot sauce; the lamb burger with lamb and beef on a ciabatta bun; and the gyro platter accompanied by lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and pita points. They also have a host of sweet treats, including baklava, cakes and pastries.
Simply Falafel, 343 S. Blackwelder, Edmond, OK, USA, +1 405 341 4646
Zarate’s Latin & Mexican Grill
Zarate’s Latin and Mexican Grill serves a host of specialties from several countries, including Brazil, Jamaica, and Peru. Making everything from scratch, the owner, Jorge Zarate, strives to serve diners authentic dishes, which means importing spices and other items, including soft drinks, from various countries. The Peruvian lomo saltado, which is a choice of steak, chicken, or seafood sautéed over an open flame with tomatoes, onions, potatoes, cilantro, aji pepper and red wine served with cilantro rice, white rice, yucca and sweet plantains, is highly recommended. Vegetarian options are available as well.